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Journalists too had a long list of people who wanted to settle scores

—Alex Rider's opinions of Edward

Edward Pleasure was a journalist. He has a daughter called Sabina Pleasure who is friends with Alex Rider. He was target for a bomb in Eagle Strike for delving in too far into Damian Cray's history.

Physical Appearance

Edward is described as slightly bookish with long grey hair and spectacles.   The events of Eagle Strike took their toll on Edward, in Crocodile Tears Alex describes Edward as looking much older than when he last saw him. His face was more lined, he'd lost a lot of weight and was now wearing glasses all the time. He also limped, supporting himself with a heavy , metal tipped, walking stick with a brass handle in the shape of a ducks head. .


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Edward is a journalist and an author. He wrote a very successful book about Damien Cray.


Edward is married to Liz Pleasure, and has a daughter by the name of Sabina.

Role in Series

Skeleton Key

Edward Pleasure and his family rented a house, Brook's Leap, on the Cornish coast. They rent the house for four weeks every summer and invited Alex Rider to stay with them for a week. During this time they treated Alex as if they'd known him all his life, and he had been surprised how quickly he'd fallen into their routine, joining them on long walks along the cliffs, helping with the shopping and the cooking, or simply sharing the silence -- reading and watching the sea. Alex admitted to wishing he had a family like theirs.

Eagle Strike

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After the events of Eagle Strike Edward decided that the family needed a fresh start, so they moved from West London to San Francisco.

Crocodile Tears

The Pleasures unexpectedly arrived in England six weeks before the start of the book and invited Alex to join them for new year in the West Highlands of Scotland. They rented a Hawk's Lodge a three storey Victorian building on the edge of woodland with Ben Neville in the background. The four of them went hillwalking and fishing, visited ruined castles and isolated villages and strolled along the famous white sands of Morar. There was no television in the house and Edward had banned Sabina from bringing her Nintendo, so they spent the evenings playing Scrabble or Perudo.

His car had a tire shot off whilst he was driving down the road from Kilmore Castle by mistake after attending a New Years party that had been held there. He was thought to have uncovered the secret link between Desmond McCain and Greenfields Bio Center. This attack led to the car being thrown off the road and into a Loch. Alex saved Edward's life there by pulling him out of the freezing water. Edward later recovered in hospital along with Alex and Sabina after being taken there by an foreign agent who was driving along at the time. Escaping death various times, Edward has had his taste of MI6 and danger.

Edward knew about Alex's involvement with MI6, and warned him to stay away from the agency.

Scorpia Rising

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Eagle Strike Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderAlan BluntTulip JonesJack StarbrightDamian CraySabina PleasureYassen Gregorovich
Other Key Characters
Edward PleasureSmithersLiz PleasureMarc AntonioCharlie RoperJohn RiderHenryk
Crocodile Tears Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderAlan BluntTulip JonesJack StarbrightDesmond McCainSabina PleasureLeonard Straik
Other Key Characters
Edward PleasureSmithersLiz PleasureJohn CrawleyRavi ChandraHarry BulmanMyra BennettRahim
Scorpia Rising Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderJack StarbrightAlan BluntAbdul-Aziz Al-RahimJulius Grief
Other Key Characters
SmithersTulip JonesJoe ByrneErik GunterZeljan KurstYannis Ariston Xenopolos